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What Is Amira L’Akum (Asking A Non-Jew To Do “Work” On Shabbos)?

Today I’m going to answer a question that nobody asked. But first, some background. There’s something that people do whenever these articles are posted on social media. When Allison (or whoever handles social media on her behalf) posts the articles, the question that I’m answering is always part of the post. What some people invariably […]

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Amar’e Stoudemire Leaves the Nets for Shabbat Observance

Amar’e Stoudemire – six-time NBA All-Star and a Jew In The City All-Star – has recently announced that he’s leaving his position as a player development assistant coach for the Brooklyn Nets after a two-year run. There has been some media speculation about why the star made this decision; some blamed the tension between him […]

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GE Appliances Embraces the Jewish Community

In a time when Jews are feeling more under attack than they have in recent times, GE is leaning into its Jewish clientele. In a recent video, CEO of GE Appliances, Kevin Nolan, sent a positive message to the Orthodox community. GE wants to best serve their customers, so they created an initiative, Zero Distance […]

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NYC Mayor-Elect Eric Adams Postponed Inauguration to Post-Shabbos

While the inauguration has now been canceled due to an uptick of Covid cases, before that, mayor-elect of New York City, Eric Adams had postponed his inauguration to after Shabbos. The ceremony, which traditionally takes place at noon on January 1st, was planned to be moved to the evening so that Adams’ many Orthodox Jewish […]

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